Techniques for aging of transistors

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Rajesh Kumar Datta

Joined Oct 1, 2021
Is there any equipment or ways by which we can do the 'Aging' of some selected transistors in an IC ? The purpose is to see the 'Aging' effect on the IC if we apply aging to some selected transistors in a design. Any kind of source (paper/documents) or link to apply this kind of technique will be very helpful.


Joined Aug 21, 2008
One accepted technique to age transistors is to simply put them in fixtures (as in sockets on PCBs) and operate them for a long time. Raising the temperature will help the stabilize more quickly.


Joined Mar 14, 2008
Operating them at a high temperature, close to their maximum allowed, will speed the aging process.

Military standards should a MIL-STD-750 and MIL-STD-883 are a good place to start for testing details.